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Why Facebook didn't just copy Instagram which wasn't patented?

Facebook bought Instagram when it wasn't patented. Facebook could have just created a copy of Instagram and launched It with their already existing millions of users. 1- Why did Facebook pay 1 Billion ...
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Best way of transfering money to patent offices

How do you get money from your account to any patent offices bank account across the world with certainty of them receiving the correct amount in various currencies as cheap as possible?
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How do vanishing stories on WhatsApp not infringe Snapchats patents?

Looking at Snapchat's patent Ephemeral message galleries it would seem, at least superficially, that vanishing status updates on WhatsApp do exactly what this patent protects. I copy the relevant ...
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Facebook can create apps or features if you use their API to use their features

I have a plan to create an app and using Facebook API's would be good as I can easily use many features from Facebook, but I have seen that one of their policies is this: We can create apps or ...
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Given prior art, is Facebook's patent on Reactions valid?

In reference to the patent: US8918339, it would seem to me that the Path (social network) had this same implementation years before Facebook. Its been easy to find, via search engines, a number of ...
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Does the button "Like" with thumb up icon protected with author rights [closed]

I heard that Facebook has rights to Like buttons with thumb up icon. I'm creating a commercial web-app, in which users can Like something. So can I make "Like" button with thumb up icon (not exactly ...
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Would a Google+ public posting be considered an invention disclosure?

If I post my idea, in detail, even with drawings, on a public Google+ post, would that be considered to be an accurately dated disclosure? It seems it would establish the dates of invention, both ...
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Online Advertising - Assisted Adjustment of an Advertising Campaign (Facebook) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT FOR ONLINE ADVERTISING - This application from Facebook seeks to patent the idea of... suggesting changes to your advertising campaign based on the performance of your current ...
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Prior Art on Multi-User Social Networks. Patent asserted against Yammer, Salesforce, Facebook and others by Real Time Social Inventions LLC

Background: US Patent 7,853,881 Multi-user on-line real-time virtual social networks based upon communities of interest for entertainment, information or e-commerce purposes Earlier this year a ...
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Prior Art on targeted advertising patent asserted against Facebook and Google by B.E. Technologies LLC

Background: Last month a company called "BE Technologies LLC" filed suit in Tennessee against Facebook and Google on US Patent 6,628,314 - Computer interface method and apparatus with targeted ...
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Has Facebook patented location checkins, and how could I get around it?

My app features functionality to see where your friends are, pretty much like Foursquare and Facebook do, but the scope and reason why are quite different. In fact, it would be check in / and check ...
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